November is going to be a different kind of month, thanks to my close-to last minute decision to take part on NaNoWriMo. Just in case you missed my previous thoughts on the matter, you can find them here and here. And while I don’t think I can claim to have everything on the checklist above done, it did seem to be the best image to go with tonight’s post.
Trying to write a 50,000 word novel in the space of thirty days probably (read: almost certainly) won’t leave much time for anything else. Add in the day job, the home business and life in general and it’s almost a foregone conclusion. Still, much as I might want to, I don’t want to put everything else on hold until December. So I am going to make a short goals list for this month.
- Write some fiction every day.
In order to write 50,000 words in a month, I’ll have to.
- Still do some blog posts.
While I doubt I’ll be able to maintain the Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule that I’ve had going, I don’t want my posts to stop completely either. So, I’ll set a goal of one post a week. I expect they’ll be heavy on the progress reporting just maybe I’ll have something else to tell you about.
- Do some reading, even if it’s only through audio books.
I’m fortunate in one aspect, and that is that no-one at work seems to mind if I have one half of my headphones in and am listening to an audio book while I’m doing my day job. And even if I feel compelled to pick up a book (probably in bed) maybe I listen to my previous post and look at some short stories. Whether I’ll do any reviews this month or not, I’m going to leave open. I won’t say I won’t, but I won’t say I will either.
Given the size of task 1, I think that’s a good place to leave things for this month.